Are you passionate about crafting real-time applications? Perhaps something like chat services, interactive games, live streaming platforms, or interactive education tools, but feel a bit overwhelmed by WebSockets? Socket Conveyor aims to transform your experience with WebSockets, making it super simple.

So, WebSockets have been around since 2008, born from the need for web apps to talk back and forth without any lag, with a better strategy than heavy and resource-consuming old approaches. Consider WebSockets a two-way street where traffic flows freely and continuously in both directions, unlike a one-way bridge where vehicles can only travel in one direction. As incredible as they are, WebSockets can be a bit of a headache, especially when you’re new to the game.

Handling WebSockets can be tricky. Imagine trying to keep a bunch of phone calls going without dropping any! Plus, making sure no one’s eavesdropping (hello, security concerns!) and getting it to work the same on all browsers and networks can be a real puzzle.

Here is where the Socket Conveyor comes in place. Some common challenges involve message routing, connection authorization, resources management, race conditions, and proper persistence of important information, to name a few.

As an open-source, Conveyor aims to help products be better. Right now, it works with OpenSwoole in mind, a piece of art-level technology that makes better process management and concurrency with PHP possible, but it’s not just that.

There is also a solution that runs other PHP applications via FastCGI. That is Jacked Server. It makes it possible to have normal PHP applications running using OpenSwoole and brings Conveyor out-of-the-box to the environment while keeping an advanced real-time tool in the toolbox.

Enough said; coming with great tools to run your PHP application with more powerful and customizable environments, Socket Conveyor aims to help and be part of the rich PHP community.

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